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The Legislative Assembly meets on 12/10/2021 (02:00 PM)
Assembly sit 12/10/2021
The Legislative Council meets on 12/10/2021 (02:00 PM)
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Why is the UK Coat of Arms in the chambers?
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Are there set times for members to speak in the chambers?
How many chandeliers are there in Parliament House?
Where did the lion and unicorn statues come from?
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Why is there a swan on the floor in the Forrest foyer?
Who are the people in the painting, 'An Early Meeting of the Legislative Council'?
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The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. The Parliament acknowledges the First Australians as the traditional owners of the lands we represent and pays respects to their Elders both past and present.